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May 26, 2007

The last few weeks, in addition to bringing a ton of emotion and change, have also been full of alot of knitting. I started another Lady E shawl, as a sort of meditative/prayer shawl for my first visit up here (I’m back in Napa for the weekend). I started another Clapotis from STR in Lucy, after seeing the Clapotis Teresa knit in a weekend (the gift of the Clapotis she made for me sort of slowed down my progress). Some baby gifts have been made, and two Black Sheep Knittery visits have completely decimated my resolution of being on a stash diet.

This is the point where I say rules are made to be broken.

I did take pictures of most of these things, and left my camera at home. So I’ll have to ask you to imagine all of this for the time being šŸ™‚

Aside from knitting, I’m doing alright. I believe this stage may be denial, anger, or something. People tell you it takes awhile to understand what happened, and I believe it. Most days seem fine – I started going back to work last week, which has been nice. I haven’t seen much of people outside of work, but for now that’s what I want. Knitting, writing, and just thinking.

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments. The blogging community never ceases to amaze me – you guys are great. Take care everyone, and have a good weekend!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. gail permalink
    May 26, 2007 11:09 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. When my step-son committed suicide and we spent a week cleaning up his apartment, etc., I began to knit a shawl–a red lace weight mohair landscape shawl. The rhythm of the easy knitting was reassuring and the red was a life-affirming color. Whenever I wear the shawl I think of David, I think of it as “his” shawl. Sometimes I think of giving it to his mother, but I like it too much right now to part with it.

  2. mary permalink
    May 26, 2007 11:36 pm

    Hang in there. We’re still thinking of you and your family.

  3. teresa permalink
    May 27, 2007 1:20 am

    Sounds like good comfort knitting.

    For the record, neither recent Clapotis was made in a weekend – within a week yes, but still 5-6 days including lots of free time.

  4. Nora permalink
    May 28, 2007 8:46 am

    Thank you for your kind words regarding my brother’s recovery. It means a lot when people care enough to comment. (I couldn’t find your email.)

  5. Monika permalink
    May 30, 2007 4:49 pm

    Hi Kate,
    if you want to get away to the bay area, I’m available to accompany you
    I have all the free time now !!! (well at least before the baby is here :P)

  6. Ellen permalink
    June 1, 2007 12:24 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother. You’ll go up and down with your emotions. It’s normal.
    My mom passed away a year ago and some days it feels like it just happened.
    Feel free to write if you just want to vent.
    Again my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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